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Renowned for its elegant estates, equestrian properties, and notable residents, Bedford represents the quintessence of upscale rural living in Northern Westchester. Its verdant scenery and charming village attract residents looking for historic charm and a slower pace of life. Popular and renowned landmarks include Westchester County’s oldest government building—the circa1787 courthouse—as well as Bedford Green, the Bedford Free Library, and the massive Bedford Oak.

Here are some of the best things to eat, buy, see, and do in Bedford:


Bedford 234
635 Old Post Rd, Bedford

With a Ralph Lauren-esque, rustic-chic interior, this inviting eatery is a local hotspot for contemporary American cuisine. From sumptuous steaks to fresh seafood and trendy items like a charcuterie board and poke bowls, the all-day menu is a crowd-pleaser. A creative wine list and premium brands at the bar add to the appeal.

Photo courtesy of G.E. Brown

G.E. Brown
652 Old Post Rd, Bedford

Known for its bacon-egg-and-cheese with hashbrown sandwiches, G.E. Brown is the village favorite for coffee (from Westchester favorite Coffee Labs), tea, and prepared foods to go. Residents also stop in for treats for the kids, fresh pastries, sandwiches, and salads made every morning. The shop also offers a full catering menu as well as off-premise catering services.


Photo credit: Phillip Ennis

Bedford Playhouse
633 Old Post Rd, Bedford

The Bedford Playhouse stands as the town’s cultural hub, showcasing a variety of films, live performances, community events, and educational programming. Before or after catching a film, visitors can also enjoy drinks and small bites at the café/bar in the main lobby. Originally built in 1947, the Playhouse was brought back to life with funding from a group of area residents and was recently renovated and modernized.


Bedford Gourmet
460 Old Post Rd, Bedford

This female-run gourmet food market/catering/party planning service offers an exciting selection of artisanal cheeses, fine wines, gourmet treats, and specialty items like candles and napkins—with many local purveyors on offer. Expect culinary hits like curry chicken salad and celery remoulade as well as unique daily specials like ginger soy salmon and grilled cauliflower with balsamic glaze and staples including coffee, espresso, and pastries.

648 Old Post Rd, Bedford

Westchester equestrians flock to RIDE for a full array of equestrian lifestyle and sporting items. Shoppers will find riding chaps, helmets, and jackets for riders as well as a full tack line for their horses—everything from saddles to stirrups and leathers. The shop also offers horse treats and supplements as well as equestrian lifestyle items such as decorative throws, ponchos, and jewelry.

Green Spaces

Westchester Land Trust
403 Harris Rd, Bedford Hills

The Westchester Land Trust preserves and protects natural areas throughout the region, offering residents the opportunity to explore and appreciate the area’s natural beauty. Centered in Bedford and Lewisboro, the Land Trust has preserved more than 9,000 acres of open space since its founding in 1988. Its 12 preserves offer free access to trails through meadows, forests, and wetlands.

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